Courts and Crime

  • Child porn charges go to Nov. grand jury

        On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Edward Brown III on East Augusta Avenue    in Vinton.                

  • Man gets bond on computer solicitation charge

        A Charlottesville man, charged with indecent liberties with a child and computer solicitation, has been released on bond following a hearing in General District Court last Wednesday.
        Eric Wayne Goolsby was released on $35,000 secured bond.

  • Charges certified

        A Lynchburg man, charged with running into a barrier at the Sheetz gas station while fleeing from police, had two charges certified Wednesday to the next Bedford County grand jury, following a preliminary hearing in General District Court.

  • Bedford man reported missing


  • BCSO warns of scam

        Over the last couple days, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received a large number of calls from the public reporting they had received a threatening call for a person who claims they are with the IRS.
        The imposter threatens that if they don’t pay their unpaid taxes or return their call, law enforcement will get involved. This is a scam, the Sheriff’s Office warns.

  • Unusual and horrendous crime

        Lisandro Antonio Posada-Vasquez, 25, pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court Tuesday morning to murdering a Lynchburg teen in Bedford County.

        Posada-Vasquez is one of five defendants who have been arrested for the March 2017 murder of Raymond Wood.
        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance described the killing as an “unusual and horrendous crime for Bedford County.”

  • BCSO arrests River Oak murder suspects

        All four of the suspects of a Sept. 7 shooting have been arrested by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.
        On Friday, Sept. 7, Bedford County 911 received a call from 1034 River Oak Dr. at 11:44 p.m. by a male subject stating that his roommate had been shot.
        According to a report from the BCSO, a Bedford County deputy arrived on scene at 11:50 p.m. and found a male subject in the floor with multiple gunshots to his body. Deputies started CPR until Rescue arrived and took over.

  • Update on River Oak Drive murder investigation; suspects arrested

    On Monday evening September 10, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Nadia La-sha McDaniel, 21. She is presently charged with breaking and entering, while armed with a firearm, with the intent to commit robbery.
    This charge stems from the homicide of Aaron Brumfield in Bedford County on Friday September 7. She is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford without bond. Additional charges against McDaniel are possible as the investigation continues.

  • Judge denies motions to suppress evidence in murder case

        Four motions to suppress evidence gathered by investigators against one of the five defendants charged with first  degree murder in the death of Lynchburg teenager Raymond Wood in March 2017 were denied Tuesday during a hearing in Bedford Circuit Court.
        Judge James Updike denied the four motions from Matthew Pack, the attorney of alleged MS-13 gang member Victor Arnoldo Rodas, 20, who is charged with first degree murder, robbery, abduction and gang participation.

  • Bedford has first murder of the year

    Investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) as well as other jurisdictions continue to investigate the first murder of 2018 in the county.
        BCSO investigators with the assistance of investigators from both the Lynchburg Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office worked through the weekend investigating the homicide.